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Germany promises Rs 41.5 lakh for heritage ‘baoli’ 2019-03-27

The German Ambassdor Martin Ney, signs the Financial Agreement Treat with AKF  2019-03-27
Source: 
The Siasat Daily

New Delhi: The Aga Khan Foundation on Tuesday partnered with the German embassy, which will provide Rs 41.5 lakh for rebuilding of a traditional ‘baoli (water stepwell) in the Humayun Tomb’s complex here.

It was announced during the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Aga Khan Trust for Culture Chief Executive Ratish Nanda and the German envoy Martin Ney in the Mughal-era Arab Ki Sarai premises.

The Arab Ki Sarai, an Archeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monument, houses an out-of-use stepwell.

Forbes Portugal - Major Fundacoes de Portugal

His Highness The Aga Khan IV
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Forbes Portugal

Aga Khan IV, the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismailis, brought his millions to Portugal, where he now lives without paying taxes. The Aga Khan Foundation Portugal, the 24th largest nationwide, is just one of the ends of his philanthropic empire that spends more than 500 million Euros per year.

By David Almas

Sacred millionaire

Aga Khan IV, 82, is a multimillionaire and a philanthropist. The Aga Khan Foundation Portugal, which he established in 1996, was valued at over 31 million Euros in 2017.

Aga Khan Museum exhibit features giant moon sculpture 2019-03-24

The moon is featured at Aga Khan Museum in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing. - Aga Khan Museum image
Source: 
www.toronto.com

April highlights include jazz sextet, standup comedy, qawwali performance

This April, the Aga Khan Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with The Moon: A Voyage Through Time. The exhibition, which runs until Aug. 18, explores the moon’s influence on faith, science and the arts across the Muslim world and beyond.

Aga Khan Music Awards laureates, finalists announced

Afghan rubâb player Homayoun Sakhi (center) percussionist Salar Nader, and Chinese pipa player Wu Man, at the Aga Khan Music Ini
Source: 
www.dhakatribune.com

Laureates will share a $500,000 prize fund, and will also collaborate with the music awards to expand the impact of their work and develop their careers

The Master Jury of the Aga Khan Music Awards has announced laureates and finalists for the Awards’ inaugural cycle.
The music awards were established by His Highness the Aga Khan to recognize creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance.

Laureates will share a $500,000 prize fund, and will also collaborate with the music awards to expand the impact of their work and develop their careers.

Syria’s ancient Aleppo souk poised to regain its bustle 2019-03-11

Restoration works began on the Aleppo souk after Syrian authorities signed a partnership agreement with the Aga Khan Foundation
Source: 
gulfnews.com

Aleppo: On the domed roof of a historical market in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, architect Bassel Al Daher moves between workers painstakingly working to erase the scars of war.

Men wearing vests and helmets repair parts of the roof still bearing visible traces of the four-year-long battle for the former rebel stronghold.

They cover its charred surface with a fresh coat of white paint as part of a wider effort to rehabilitate the Saqatiya market, or souk in Arabic.

Govt., Aga Khan trust to digitise Anganwadi services data 2019-03-17

anganwadi_with_children_1.jpg
Source: 
thehindu.com

Anganwadi teachers to collect info on food habits of families

The Department for Women, Children, Disabled and Senior Citizens (DWCD) will soon have a project monitoring unit (PMU) to monitor the data of children, pregnant and lactating mothers served by the Anganwadi centres across the State.
The DWCD has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aga Khan Foundation which has agreed to support the PMU. Currently, the department’s internal IT Cell is digitising the data uploaded by Anganwadi supervisors.

Teachers roped in

Afghanistan- MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan 2019-03-20

Afghanistan- MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan   2019-03-20
Source: 
MENAFN

(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) KABUL - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace on power supply to northeastern Badakhshan province and construction of a hydroelectric dam there at a cost of $631 million.

A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the MoU was signed between acting energy and water minister Mohammad Gul Khulami and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) head Eng. Amanullah Ghalib and representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Yawm-e-Ali

Calligraphic rendering of “Ali” in Arabic - Image The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Source: 
the.ismaili

This week, Ismailis and other Muslims mark Yawm‐e Ali, which commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Ali. The cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family), Hazrat Ali is recognised as the most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after the Holy Prophet, who, in accordance with the Shia tradition of Islam, designated him under Divine Command, as the first in the line of hereditary Imams from the Prophet’s own progeny.

Africa: Aga Khan Building Capacity for E. Africa Healthcare Professionals 2019-03-12

Princess Zahra with Prime Minister Majaliwa for Phase 2 of DaresSalaam Hospital   2019-03-09
Source: 
allafrica.com

There is need for capacity building Tanzania health sector to increase the number of healthcare practitioners as well as the quality of medical equipment and facilities as well. Short of increasing and improving the number of healthcare providers, then the country will continue to suffer grave loss of manpower due to pervasiveness of otherwise treatable diseases.

Aga Khan named patron of Prince of Wales's Trust 2019-03-12

His Highness The Aga Khan with the Prince of Wales   2019-03-12
Source: 
outlookindia.com

London, March 13 The Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili sect of Shia Muslims, has been named the Global Founding Patron of the Prince of Wales's charitable trust.

The Aga Khan, who also heads the Aga Khan Development Network, will now support the delivery of the work of The Prince's Trust in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and through local partners in India, Jordan, Pakistan, Malta, Barbados and Greece, the trust said in a statement.

Fred Hutch and Aga Khan University set stage for a global health collaboration 2019-03-11

Princess Salwa Aga Khan and her husband, Prince Rahim, discuss research at the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Riddell during their to
Source: 
Hutch News

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Tuesday formally announced a goal to collaborate on global health programs with Aga Khan University, which operates medical schools and hospitals throughout the developing world.

Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch, and Firoz Rasul, president of Aga Khan University, signed a memorandum of understanding on March 5 outlining their intentions to develop a five-year relationship to advance cancer research and training and help build an improved medical infrastructure.

Tanzania: Allocate Land to Aga Khan, PM Orders Dodoma City Directo 2019-03-11

Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the  Oncology Program at Aga Khan Hospital, DaresSalaam  2009-02-19
Source: 
The Citizen, allafrica.com

Dar es Salaam — Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed the Dodoma City Council executive director to allocate land specifically for the Aga Khan Development Networks (AKDN) to invest in a bid to, among other things, help the country achieve universal health coverage.

The Premier issued the directive yesterday during the inauguration of the Sh192-billion worth expanded (Phase II) Aga Khan Hospital building in Dar es Salaam, insisting that the government wanted to keep on working closely with the Network to enhance improvement in various key sectors.

Pfizer partners with AKUH to support needy cancer patients 2019-02-26

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Source: 
fp.brecorder.com

Pfizer Pakistan Ltd (Pfizer) has entered in to a partnership with The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) for self-funded patients and The Patient Behbud Society for AKUH (PBS) to provide access to quality targeted therapy treatment to cancer patients without financial means. Patients suffering from gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) will benefit from the partnership. The announcement came during an official signing ceremony held at the University Hospital premises in Karachi.

Majaliwa: We’re confident of performance of Aga Khan Development Network

Princess Zahra Aga Khan attended in Dar es Salaam, the Inauguration of the Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital  2019-03-09
Source: 
thecitizen.co.tz

Dar es Salaam. The government is confident of the performance of over 100 years of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in economic, social and cultural arenas in Tanzania.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said that said today March 9, 2019 during the inauguration of the Sh192 billion (Phase II) expansion building of the Aga Khan Hospital-Dar es Salaam that the government would continue to work closely with the network to enhance improvement in all key sectors.

AKHS launches critical hospital expansion in mission to advance the delivery of care to 1,000,000 Tanzanians 2019-03-09

The Prime Minister of Tanzania Hon. Kassim Majaliwa and Princess Zahra Aga Khan after the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate t
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akdn.org

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 9 March 2019 - Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), today launched the completion of the second phase of a US$83.5 million (TZS 192 billion) expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, which will enable the institution to serve over one million patients each year.

Paigah Tombs to regain old charm 2019-03-05

View inside the Taramati Tomb at Qutb Shahi Tomb complex | Vinay Madapu
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newindianexpress.com The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

Located in the Phisal Banda suburb of Santosh Nagar, Paigah Tombs are the final resting place of erstwhile Hyderabad State’s nobility -- the Paigahs.

HYDERABAD: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) along with the State government has also taken up the much-needed conservation works at the Paigah Tombs. As of now the documentation works have been started by the AKTC, after which they will take up the actual restoration works.

AGA KHAN FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED IN PORTUGAL

Source: 
Ontario Ismaili May/June 1983

The Aga Khan Foundation, which is involved in the fields of health care, education and rural development, chiefly in Asia and Africa, has now been registered in Portugal, Mowlana Hazar Imam announced during His Silver Jubilee Visit to that country in February, 1983.

The Foundation has branches and affiliates in Kenya, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Britain, Canada and the United States.

The Aga Khan, a jet-setter who mixes business and Islam 2007-07-09

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Source: 
nytimes.com

NEW YORK — He is a moderate Muslim religious leader and a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. He is also a twice-married jet-setter, and he owns hundreds of racehorses, valuable stud farms, an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia and a lavish estate near Paris.

He has poured money into poorer, neglected parts of the world, often into businesses as basic as making fishnets, plastic bags and matches, while also teaming up with private equity powerhouses like the Blackstone Group on a $750 million hydroelectric system in Uganda.

Aga Khan partners with government to support education 2019-02-24

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and Sports, Mr Alex Kakooza (left), exchanges booklets with the AKDN Amin Mawji
Source: 
Daily Monitor, Uganda

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education and Sports to support core areas of the ministry.

The MoU, signed on Friday at the ministry offices in Kampala, will allow AKDN to offer support in early childhood development, teacher training and development, school management, information and communication technology, curriculum and broader policy engagement.

Speech at the Foundation laying ceremony of Abdul Wahed Moledina School 1962-09-30

Source: 
ismaili.net

Never in the history of Mankind has the speed of change been so great. Until some years ago, only the philosophers and astronomers had thought of the other worlds. All our children will have to think of them, for our boys and girls will certainly have the occasion to visit them.

This extraordinary widening of the horizons of mankind is something for which we must prepare our children and if the aim of education is to equip our young generations with the weapons with which to meet the future, then surely your institute is doing the most noble service.


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